James Sayers, Lead Pastor
work: 801-731-4378, ext 12
Email: james.sayers@roychristian.org

James grew up in small communities in Indiana (Winamac, Washington, and Odon, to be specific). He graduated in 1992 from Johnson Bible College (now Johnson University), in Knoxville, Tennessee, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and a specialty in preaching. After ten years of youth ministry at First Christian Church in Francesville, Indiana, James moved to Utah and began serving as the Education and Worship pastor at Roy Christian Church.  Since January 1, 2007, he has been serving as lead pastor.  James sees his main responsibility as equipping and preparing God's people to serve Him and His kingdom, helping them mature as the body of Christ.

After arriving at RCC, James met Stacy.  They were married in September 2004. Their son Cole was born January 2006, and daughter Cora arrived in May 2007 (on James' birthday!). In November 2012,  James and Stacy received their licenses as foster parents, and welcomed A.J. into their family in December.  A.J. was legally adopted in August 2014, after twenty-one months in the state "system."  In addition to spending time with his family, James enjoys cooking, music, and movies.  Since June of 2014, the Sayers family has resided in West Haven, Utah, with a dog, two house cats, and an extremely old llama.